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ABOUT HEYA EDUCATION

Our Story

HEYA began with the understanding that one size does not fit all when it comes to education, and neither traditional schools nor homeschooling offers a way to address this reality. As a result, our founders, who have over 30 years of combined experience as educators, are committed to offering a truly personalized learning experience that gives students the control to navigate their own path toward success.

 

With the freedom and flexibility they need, students can select the subjects and skills they want to study and strike the ideal balance between academic achievement, life skills, early career development, and social life. The result is an education that is custom-fit to each student's unique needs, aspirations, and goals.

Our Mission

HEYA's mission is to be a hub at the crossroads of education and inspiration. We bridge the gap amongst parents, kids, educators, and experts in their respective fields who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with eager learners. Our focus is on launching game-changing, innovative and forward-thinking educational programs that are accessible to all. Our mission is to bring education to life with a wide range of subjects, both in-person and online, providing a new and exciting way to learn and grow. At HEYA, we believe in empowering the next generation, ages 7-17, to unleash their full potential. 

HEYA Characteristics

HEADSTRONG

EMPATHETIC

The most important things we instill in HEYA kids are the ability to channel their imagination, set realistic goals and have the GRIT to follow through.

Able to be open to diverse viewpoints, see bigger pictures and be empathetic toward others. HEYA kids are encouraged to have high expectations of themselves so they can add their values to the world. 

ADAPTIVE

In an ever-changing world, HEYA kids are trained to develop a set of universal skills that enable them to identify and engage in growth opportunities to evolve toward sustainable success.

Come Talk to Us

Get in touch so we can start learning together. Whether you want to create the unique class of your dream or share your expertise through classes with us, please reach out.

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Heya Education

Our 

Philosophy 

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

HEYA believes in equipping students with the necessary tools to not only survive, but constantly adapt and thrive in the future. Our logo is a school of "infinity fish", symbolizing our core belief in teaching children to adapt by fishing for infinite challenges and opportunities.

Meet the Founders

HEYA's founders are seasoned catalysts for educational transformation who bring with them over 30 years of combined experience in the field.

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Bovy Wongwattanakit

Miss Bovy is the mastermind behind HEYA. As a self-directed student, she won multiple scholarships to attend top secondary schools, universities and graduate programs in the US, New Zealand, Italy, and The Netherlands, including Chulalongkorn University, Bocconi University, Nyenrode University. She is a serial entrepreneur and has co-founded many successful businesses. She started her journey in education seven years ago, specializing in the Finnish curriculum, co-founding Thailand's first Finnish International school In Phuket. This has led to continuous collaborations with educators from all over the world  with the goal of improving and revolutionizing the way children are being educated

School Bad Ass Boss

Alec
Goldman

C0-founder and head of learning

Born and raised in New York, Alec received his Master's degree from Emerson College in 1997. For the past decade, he has focused on finding a solution to the issues of educational relevance and equity, co-founding a Bangkok- and Hua Hin-based alternative learning center in 2017 before founding his own consulting and educational coaching practice in 2022.

Alec’s passion for hands-on teaching, tutoring, mentoring, counseling, and consulting began with his first teaching position in 1995, and he has since held roles ranging from Classroom Teacher to Master Tutor, Master Trainer, Education Director, and Director of Learner Success. Alec’s decades-long success and track record in sending students to top universities all over the world allows him to establish a high level of trust with both students and their parents, so families can achieve their most ambitious goals.

Meet The Mentors

Christopher Nyren

Christopher Nyren

Specialty: Finance 

Born and Raised in Chicago, Christopher graduated with his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Christopher is a Founder of Educated Ventures, where he secured $100M in funding for EdTech startups. He previously led $750M of EDU investment for the Apollo Group's  $1B JV with the Carlyle Group.

 

He is in love with education, technology and investment banking. Christopher is HEYA's Honorary Consultant and enjoys coaching students on Investment and Finance. 

Juan J. García M

Juan J. García M

Specialty: Business and
Finance

JJ studied finance at Oxford University and IMD in Switzerland. He worked through the ranks of the Latin American oil industry where his last post was CFO. After this, he joined oil & gas giant Chevron, where he served as the lead advisor to the Latin American CEO of the company for commercial and financial affairs.

 

He loves to teach and has been an excellent coach for HEYA students who are interested in Finance and Business.

Bridget Paris

Bridget Paris

Specialty: Design

Bridget teaches at  Parson's The New School for Design, The Rhode Island School of Design and also works with The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Arts and Design.

 

Her designs have been featured on the runways of New York. With a background in Fine Arts and Art History, Bridget is a truly high profile coach, teaching students to master all sorts of media and helping them to develop impressive portfolios. 

Rocio Linares

Rocio Linares

Specialty: Literature, Animation, Character design 

Rocio is currently living in Spain, where she is completing her Ph.D in Linguistics. She currently has her Master's Degree in Arts, and is a professional writer and freelance illustrator, specializing in comic art. Rocio is also an excellent literature teacher, who coaches HEYA students to improve their writing skills to develop their own styles as comics creators and novelists. 

Ralf Siegesmund

Ralf Siegesmund

Specialty: Engineering, IT

Born and raised in Germany. Ralf has a passion for Mechatronics. He discovered his passion for teaching Primary and Secondary students while he was a Cyber-security engineer. Ralf is always exploring the most creative ways to teach coding and STEM, sharing that passion with HEYA's students. 

Amy Hitchoff

Amy Hitchoff

Specialty: Curriculum Designer

Graduated from NYU, Amy is originally from New York and specialized in learning using digital technology to enhance learning experience. She has been in education since 1999 starting from being a teacher and developed herself to a keen curriculum and program developer for multiple schools and organizations. She is an excellent coach and leader in design and artistic thinking process and deliver it in the most  fun and interactive way.

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